Police looking for suspect who caused train to derail

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are looking for the person who caused a train derailment in Battle Creek resulting in thousands of dollars in damage.

Police tell 24 Hour News 8 that someone threw a switch causing five freight cars to derail along Porter Street near the Kellogg Company around 9 p.m. Thursday.

Authorities estimate more than $100,000 in damages to the freight cars and track.

Railroad workers said they saw a man shortly after the incident, but he started running after they spotted him.

He took off in a full-size, red pickup truck with a utility trailer which was hauling mowers and lawn equipment.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the Battle Creek Police Department or Silent Observer.

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